Mark Pavelich, known as one of the stars of the 1980 Miracle On Ice and former Ranger, has died at the age of 63. After winning gold in 1980, Pavelich joined the Rangers and spent five seasons on Broadway. Pavelich had a pair of 30 goal seasons and a pair of 20 goal seasons while in blue.
After his retirement, Pavelich was struggling with mental health issues, and had run-ins with his neighbors. Pavelich had many concussions throughout his playing days, and his struggles later in life have been attributed to this by his family.
The Rangers released a statement:
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